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Old Feb 11, 2012, 05:43 PM
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What does everyone use for a spinner? I tried a dubro one but the back plate was huge and the prop would not fit. Plus the spinner was out of balance right out of the package.

Matt
I modified the stock spinner as detailed in this post

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...52&postcount=8

The strength of this Modified Spinner is shown in this crash damage photo.

Ken
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Thanks for the tips on the spinner. I got done painting mine just have to put the decals on and wait for some nicer weather.

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Old Feb 12, 2012, 08:58 AM
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What power system are you using
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Thanks for the tips on the spinner. I got done painting mine just have to put the decals on and wait for some nicer weather.

Matt
Did you use spray cans or airbrush? Either way, it looks nice. Good job!
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Power system is a EmaxBL2215/20 from headsuprc. I hope its not too under powered. Did some motor tests and it should have enough guts to fly around.

Hack I used a airbrush, I bought the $3 behr samples at home depot and just really thinned it down. Went on great. Thanks for the compliments can't wait to get her in the air.

MAtt
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Spinner mod

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What does everyone use for a spinner? I tried a dubro one but the back plate was huge and the prop would not fit. Plus the spinner was out of balance right out of the package.

Matt
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1623

If your interested in modifing, and keeping weight down.
See 3rd pic for view on plane.
Have since put a couple of coats of PU on and painted red, looks great.

RUD
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 09:39 AM
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It was fun

Total hull loss yesterday.

Used to be the plane I had that handled wind the best, but got hit by a gust in a low-altitude turn that rolled me up. Didn't have air enough below me to dish it out on the recovery.

Great little plane. Lots of fun over the years. Gonna miss her!
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Get another one.. caliber hobby has them in EPO.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Get another one.. caliber hobby has them in EPO.
Good thought, though I would get it from HeadsUp RC. I've got a beef with the shipping charges Caliber stings their customers with (see previous on doubling the price of a .10 ounce replacement cowl...)

Got a Windrider Hurricane that needs building, so I think I'll go with it for now. See you on that thread, Jim!
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 10:11 AM
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You will not be sorry about the WR Hurricane! It is a beauty and now my #1 favorite to fly. Holla if you have questions
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Anybody remember the best cg on this bird. Been flying mine for 2 plus years so i can't remember but i just added retracts and flaps so i need to make sure I'm in the correct range again.

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Old Apr 28, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Anybody remember the best cg on this bird. Been flying mine for 2 plus years so i can't remember but i just added retracts and flaps so i need to make sure I'm in the correct range again.

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The wing spar is always very close... certainly in the range of flyable CG locations
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Old May 04, 2012, 08:54 AM
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New upgrades to old P-40

Added some retracts and flaps to the old P-40. Still flies awesome and landings on hard surface are great. Very short grass isacceptable but challenging. I just put slightly larger wheels on it that have not been tested so hopefully grass landing will improve.

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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:32 PM
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ot my old EPS P40 out to the field today. What a great flying plane. There was about 5 mph of breeze right down the strip, and three day was as nice as i could ask for. The flying was only topped by the landings. I has for picture perfect landings, three sort liked i've never had before. The twist and turn etracts were a chore to get dialed in, but they are worth it!

The 40 came in on final smoothly, touching down and rolling out half the runway with the trail of the ground until the speed bleed off. Made me look like a professional.

I love a plane that makes you look good
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Jim do post pics. I could not agree more with your sentiments. My old EPS P-40 was collecting dust because I was tired of it as a belly lander. With retracts and flaps deployed it looks awesome on final and is pretty easy to land on a hard surface. Grass is difficult but I have managed it a time or two. Requires a perfect landing on grass.

Alan
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